Moscow Ballet Audition Director and Soloist Mykhailo Shcherbakov
Mykhailo was born in Pugachov, Russia and moved to Kiev at just ten years old to start studying ballet at the Kiev Choreographic College. While in school, he participated in many ballet competitions, including the famous Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition and the International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in Moscow. In 2008, Mykhailo was invited to join the Kiev Municipal Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet for Children and Youth. A year later he became a Principal Dancer at the theater and has participated in every performance since he started working there.
He began studying at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in 2010 and graduated in just two years with a degree in teaching. Mykhailo has traveled all over the world performing with a few ballet companies. He has performed in multiple countries including: Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Finland, Denmark and France. Mykhailo joined Moscow Ballet in 2016 and performs in the Great Russian Nutcracker as Brother Fritz, the French Variation, and the Nutcracker Doll.